[EURO-Discuss] Discussions at tonight’s Board meeting and Bylaws

Patrick Vande Walle patrick at vande-walle.eu
Sat Jun 22 13:00:21 UTC 2013

Hello to all,

I agree with Yrjö on all accounts.

I would add that it is of upmost importance that Euralo settles this 
matter internally ASAP. An external challenge would be detrimental to 
the credibility of Euralo.


On 22/06/13 12:32, Yrjö Länsipuro wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm sorry to miss the deadline when traveling. Here's my 2 (euro)cents:
> The Articles of Association  (bylaws) are clear about the need for majority. Furthermore, I don't think that voting for None Of The Above equals abstaining. Whether one votes for NOTE or leaves a blank or spoilt ballot one does participate and must be counted as such in the total.
> IMO, since the (first round of) voting in Lisbon was inconclusive, we now need to have a second round by e-mail between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round (Oksana and Julia, since NOTE was not a candidate)
> Best,
> Yrjö
> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:38:07 +0200
> From: wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
> To: euro-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> CC: staff at atlarge.icann.org; egov at annette-muehlberg.de
> Subject: [EURO-Discuss] Discussions at tonight’s Board meeting and Bylaws
> Dear all,
> as discussed and decided tonight at our extraordinary Board meeting after the Lisbon Gala dinner, attached please find a copy of the final version of the EURALO Bylaws.
> Regarding the question whether the Wednesday’s voting result under Agenda point B 9 b complied with respective Bylaws prescriptions (as some Board members assumed), please see and verify Bylaws article
> 11.20 For all elections in the General Assembly, candidates shall require an absolute majority of votes of the participating members. If no candidate receives an absolute majority a run-off election shall take place between the two candidates with the greatest number of votes.
> (I think it’s the one Rudi referred to)
> And as noted before, the number of votes of the participating members (incl. proxy votes) was 28.
> It’s now on the members listed tonight (Yrjö, Oliver, Olivier, Jordi and Stefan) to interpret this and related prescriptions and to communicate their conclusions until Friday, 14:00 local Lisbon time – incl. whether further steps need to be taken. Thanks for your advice!
> I will forward you the list / summary of the EURALO thematic priorities, as discussed and defined under Agenda point C 11 at our Wednesday’s GA, by tomorrow.
> Kind regards,
> Wolf
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